15 days in Italy Itinerary

15 days in Italy Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Italy itinerary planner
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Fly
1
Rome
— 3 nights
Train
2
Sorrento
— 2 nights
Ferry
3
Capri, Island of Capri
— 2 nights
Ferry
4
Amalfi
— 2 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
5
Florence
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Cinque Terre
— 1 night
Drive
7
Venice
— 2 nights
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Rome — 3 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, take a stroll through Trastevere, and steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Rome journey planner.

Washington DC, USA to Rome is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 6 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Rome when traveling from Washington DC in September, with lows around 60°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Sorrento.
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Sorrento — 2 nights

Land of the Sirens

A lovely town easily accessible from almost anywhere in the country, Sorrento overlooks the Bay of Naples and sits right on the Amalfi Drive.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): don't miss a visit to Piazza Tasso, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Francis Church and Convent, take in the exciting artwork at Miniaci Art Gallery, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo, and finally stroll through Spiaggia Grande. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Odeon - Teatro Piccolo, steep yourself in history at Pompeii Archaeological Park, then admire the striking features of Villa dei Misteri, and finally explore the ancient world of Tempio di Giove Capitolino.

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Traveling by train from Rome to Sorrento takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Sorrento when traveling from Rome in September, with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can catch the ferry to Capri.
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Capri, Island of Capri — 2 nights

The island of Capri encompasses all the magical allure of the Mediterranean--dramatic blue waters, lush mountainous landscape, and picturesque island villages.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Nesea Capri, then see some colorful creatures with Capri Island Tour, and then explore the striking landscape at I Faraglioni. On the 1st (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the awesome beauty at Monte Solaro, explore the fascinating underground world of Grotta di Matromania, Head underground at White Grotta, then look for all kinds of wild species at Parco Astarita, then take in nature's colorful creations at Giardini di Augusto, and finally make a trip to Belvedere Cannone.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Capri road trip planning site.

You can ride a ferry from Sorrento to Capri in an hour. In September in Capri, expect temperatures between 80°F during the day and 68°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) to allow time to ride a ferry to Amalfi.
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Amalfi — 2 nights

Painted Town

Known for its impressive hillside cascade of colorful stone buildings down to the Mediterranean shore, Amalfi is the cultural and commercial heart of southern Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, cruise along Amalfi Coast, examine the collection at Museo della Carta, then contemplate the long history of Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello. Keep things going the next day: admire the sheer force of Valle delle Ferriere and then add some adventure to your tour with Amalfi Coast Sea Kayak Tours.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Amalfi trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Capri to Amalfi takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 73°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) to allow time to travel to Florence.
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Florence — 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, examine the collection at Pitti Palace, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, enjoy unforgettable views with Ballooning in Tuscany, admire the landmark architecture of Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

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You can do a combination of taxi and train from Amalfi to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Amalfi in October, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 54°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Cinque Terre.
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Cinque Terre — 1 night

Italian Riviera

Made up of five picturesque towns on the Ligurian coast, Cinque Terre is Italy's answer to the French Riviera.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get to know the fascinating history of Cinque Terre Trails, see some colorful creatures with Enjoy Cinqueterre Boat Tours, and then stroll through Sentiero Vernazza a Corniglia.

To see ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Cinque Terre road trip website.

Traveling by car from Florence to Cinque Terre takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. October in Cinque Terre sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 54°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Venice.
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Venice — 2 nights

City of Romance

Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 7th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di Santa Maria della Salute, and finally contemplate the long history of Squero di San Trovaso. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and then admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

To see more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Venice online road trip planner.

You can drive from Cinque Terre to Venice in 4.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. Traveling from Cinque Terre in October, you will find days in Venice are slightly colder (66°F), and nights are about the same (51°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to fly back home.
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Italy travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Beaches
Italy is a land of high fashion, fine art, exquisite architecture, luxury sports cars, outstanding cuisine--and an insatiable taste for "la dolce vita." It's also home to the greatest number of World Heritage Sites in the world, making it an ideal place for your next holiday. The country boasts a varied landscape of mountain ranges, alpine lakes, and coastal towns, so it's no wonder travelers often refer to it as the bel paese (beautiful country). With so many places to visit, visitors often have a difficult time planning their itinerary. The smaller villages each feature a distinct character and a blend of architecture, art, and cuisine. In the country, you'll find countless archeological sites dating back to Roman times and beyond. The country's cities and seaside resorts are cosmopolitan powerhouses with museums, galleries, restaurants, shops, open-air markets, and pedestrian-friendly historic areas.
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